Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Jul 2021
ISBN: 9781788007047
Size: 250 x 270 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

National Trust: The Wide, Wide Sea


A lyrical and inspirational picture book about protecting nature from plastic pollution.

When a young child forges a special connection with a seal on a trip to the seaside, their imagination takes them on an unforgettable journey. Through their eyes, we have a chance to explore everything the amazing beach and wide, wide sea has to offer . . . until suddenly a violent storm blows in. The next morning the beach is ugly . . . and covered in litter. Whose fault is it? And who can fix it? Together, the child, their grandmother, and the rest of the community clean the beach, and the child makes a promise to the seal that things will change for the better.

Written by author and wild-swimmer Anna Wilson and illustrated by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner Jenny Løvlie, this is the perfect story to share with children from 3+ who love the seaside.

Published in collaboration with the National Trust, who protect over 700 miles of wild coastline in the UK.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

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“An inspirational story about protecting nature from plastic pollution, featuring evocative, textured art from Løvlie.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“The Wide, Wide Sea by Anna Wilson is the lyrical story of a child who visits the seaside with her grandmother, and discovers the wonders of the ocean through her imaginative relationship with a seal… With stunning illustrations by Jenny Lovlie, the story also sounds a gentle warning about the environment.”

-Emily Bearn, The Telegraph

“Aiming to show that no one is too small to make a difference, this is a great book for introducing the environmental issue of littler to younger children.”


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